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Pringle Creek Community is not only one of the healthiest communities in the nation, it is located in the 2nd healthiest city in the country, Salem, Oregon. With a third of the community land dedicated to green natural space and with our sustainable land management practices, organic farming, and renewable energy, we've got your bases covered for living a happy and healthy lifestyle. The San Francisco Bay Area is also now following in our footsteps by showing how open, natural settings can benefit families and communities. Natural medicine: Urban families explore benefits of the outdoors By Erin Allday | April 10, 2017 ... Read more

Forest Bathing

At Pringle Creek Community, we get that spending time in nature has health benefits. That's why over a third of our land is dedicated shared green space with walking paths to explore the orchards or hang out by the creek. Taking walks and inhaling all the good stuff that the trees, plants, and soil provide is just one way of being healthier. What's called forest bathing in Japan, we call a walk about the neighborhood. Why Spring Is the Perfect Time to Take Your Workout Outdoors Alexandra Sifferlin | Mar 30, 2017 | TIME Health | View original source. Getty Images EXERCISE/FITNESS When the weather ... Read more

Trees Save Billions

At Pringle Creek Community, we think trees and energy efficiency go hand-in-hand. After all, innovative designs are drawing inspiration from nature to make renewable energy systems. We are a part of the Fairview Master Plan, and part of that plan means preserving 80% of the tree cover. How do trees save billions? Trees that are strategically placed lead to energy savings by lowering heating and cooling costs throughout the year as well as decreasing soil erosion. So, when you’re having your walk around the Pringle Creek neighborhood and looking up at the cedar and sequoia trees, think that they’re not only gorgeous, but serve ... Read more

Urban Farming

Once again, Pringle Creek Community has teamed up with the Sustainable Living Center to offer their very popular annual Urban Farmer Class. Learn from Colleen Owen, Pringle Creeks' own Urban Farmer, and other experts on how to properly prune trees, harvest healthful organic produce, and many more gardening tips. Farming doesn't have to be outside the city limits, it can be in your very own backyard or community garden. Pringle Creek even has a few community garden plots available for class members if you don't have a growing space of your own. With spring creeping around the corner, it will be exciting to ... Read more

Pringle Creek Critters

Remember, as a child, how you would go out in the yard and see what mischief you could get into? Sometimes you'd lay in the grass with the sunshine warming your face, and then you'd begin to notice a small lady bug making it's trek up a blade of grass. Your eyes would move onto background, and you might spot a slow and determined turtle making it's way across bumpy terrain. Then, you'd hear a rustling in the trees, and look up to see a slightly spastic squirrel jumping from one branch to the next. If you had a ... Read more
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